Despite committed musical advocacy, The Wreckers at Glyndebourne fails to convince

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Glyndebourne Festival 2022 [1] – Smyth, The Wreckers: Soloists, The Glyndebourne Chorus (chorus director: Aidan Oliver), London Philharmonic Orchestra / Robin Ticciati (conductor). Glyndebourne Opera House, Sussex, 21.5.2022. (MB)

Glyndebourne Festival 2022 – The Wreckers © Richard Hubert Smith

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Fine conspectus of Kurt Weill from the LSO and Simon Rattle

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Weill: Magdalena Kožená (mezzo-soprano), Andrew Staples, Alessandro Fisher (tenors), Ross Ramgobin (baritone), Florian Boesch (bass-baritone), London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 28.4.2022. (MB)

Magdalena Kožená, Sir Simon Rattle, Andrew Staples Alessandro Fisher, Ross Ramgobin, Florian Boesch and the LSO (c) Mark Allan

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Vincent Huguet’s admirably sung Berlin Don Giovanni has an air of missed opportunity

GermanyGermany Berlin Festtage [5] – Mozart, Don Giovanni: Soloists, Staatsopernchor Berlin (chorus master: Martin Wright), Staatskapelle Berlin / Thomas Guggeis (conductor). Staatsoper Unter den Linden, 17.4.2022. (MB)

Michael Volle (Don Giovanni). Peter Rose (Commendatore) and Riccardo Fassi (Leoporello) (c) Matthias Baus

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